Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cut the pancetta into halves or quarters.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the pancetta, fennel, garlic, brown sugar, 1Tbsp EVOO, 1/4 tsp salt, & 1/8 tsp pepper.
  • Next, place ingredients on the baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Cook in the oven until the pancetta is crisp and the fennel is caramelized, ~ 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for ~ 5 minutes.
  • Red Wine Vinaigrette:
  • While the pancetta and fennel are in the oven, mix the vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper in a blender. Then with the blender running, gradually add the 1/4 cup of EVOO. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Toss the salad with the vinaigrette gentle, the place the pancetta/fennel mixture on top and serve immediately.

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  • tupelohoney17 3 years ago
    Okay...I'm hooked. Got to give this one a try. Thanks for the post.
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    " It was excellent "
    tablescape ate it and said...
    What a fascinating combination of flavors. This one has to be tried. Looks so good. Thanks for sharing this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    chef_irish ate it and said...
    Awesome Salad...Great Looking Too!
    High5
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    " It was excellent "
    mango ate it and said...
    Yummm, awesome dish
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  • gottaluvit 6 years ago
    This is going on my "to do" list.
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  • gottaluvit 6 years ago
    This is going on my "to do" list.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    sexy Italian dish LOL and your recipe too
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  • kochhexe 6 years ago
    LUNASEA - youu said it better then i could! great recipe - great comments. i shall mail it to my son - he really digs food with pancetta, makes great spaghetti with this, too. now, please, do tell: WHAT IS EVOO? if i dont know where to get it - what does it do to the dish if i dont use it? DEPERATE in Butzbach :-)
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  • marriage 6 years ago
    Great recipe, looks very tastey. Thank you for sharing it.
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  • zanna 6 years ago
    I agreed with LUNASEA,book marking this:).Happy cooking!
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  • lunasea 6 years ago
    Looks and sounds delicious. The thought of caramelized pancetta and fennel just messes with my mind.....(going into trance)......I bet this is so darn good. Thanks, Dave - I need to make this soon. I guess this can be part of my bachelorette dinner menu. Yumm. ;)
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